As the dry weather continues cattle keep pouring in with numbers lifting by 840 compared to the previous sale for a yarding of 6375.
Not all the regular buyers were present in a mostly cheaper market.
Vealers to the trade were cheaper mainly due to the variation in quality while the steer yearlings were firm to 4c dearer. Heifer yearlings to the trade were 10c to 14c dearer.
Quality was mixed with a large percentage of the yarding consisting of young cattle lacking finish with growers making the decision to sell before their cattle started to lose too much condition with the ongoing dry.
A much better quality yarding than the previous sales plain yarding with some good lines of well finished yearlings and grown steers most of which were grain assisted.
There were only odd pens of well finished yearlings and grown steers from local areas which have been grain assisted or have come off crops. The cow quality was mixed and there were large numbers of young weaners throughout the yarding as growers make the decision to offload.
It was a much better quality yarding than the previous sale with a pretty good selection of young cattle to suit the trade and feeder orders along with good numbers of grown steers and cows.
A big percentage of the far western cattle presented in store condition with the very dry season now being experienced over such a large area.
Not all the regular buyers were in attendance with the absence of both feeder and processor orders. The market commenced on a cheaper note but gained momentum as the sale progressed.
It was a mixed quality yarding with a good selection of cows along with some good pens of well finished grown steers. Ideal trade cattle were in limited supply with a large percentage of the yarding made up of secondary cattle lacking quality.